Welcome to CYO Cross Country!
CYO Cross Country is open to boys and girls in grades 3-8. Boys and girls participate in separate leagues.
Practices begin in early August followed by 7 regular season meets. For each meet, runners in grades 3-6 run 1.5 mile while those in grades 7 and 8 run two miles. The program concludes with the exciting Diocesan Championships in October.
Only trained coaches who attend the Coaches Development Program are permitted to coach in CYO Athletics. Every coach will facilitate a positive environment in which athletes can grow physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. For a list of sessions and to register, please visit the Coaches Development Program page.
CYO’s philosophy states that every player participates at all divisions of play. Each athlete must be treated with Dignity regardless of their ability. Participation on a team allows players to learn and understand the values of cooperation, teamwork, sportsmanship, responsibility and respect. CYO encourages each child to develop at their own pace while working for a common goal by regulating mandatory participation rules. The participation requirements are clearly defined in the rule book. It is our Hope that each athlete can make a significant contribution to their team.
Genesis 1:27 reminds us “in the Divine image God created humanity.” CYO Athletics encourages every athlete and every coach to accept one another with compassion, respect, patience, kindness, humility and understanding.
Cross Country runners pace their strides to finish the race and they can hold their head to the sky! CYO Cross Country, the great race!